Record Details

NHER Number:7906
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Drayton


This medieval church has later alterations that give it a 19th century appearance. The tower, nave and chancel were substantially rebuilt and restored during the 19th century, but do retain some 13th, 14th and 15th century features. The porch is 15th century in date. The north aisle was added in either 1860 or 1907. In the churchyard is an inscribed 14th century stone coffin lid.


  • St Margaret's Church, Drayton.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • The rood stair in St Margaret's Church, Drayton.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 1804 1373
Map Sheet:TG11SE

Full description

August 1988. Visit.
Late 13th century church. Tower, nave and chancel, with Norman font.
14th and 15th century alterations including 15th century porch. Tower (partly?) rebuilt 1852, chancel 1866, north aisle added 1860 or 1907 - giving totally 19th century appearance.
Important medieval stone coffin lid in churchyard.
See report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 8 August 1988.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Taverham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XV. pp 35-44.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 448.
---Monograph: Wodderspoon, J.. 1861. Discovery of Stone Coffins, Leaden Sepulchral Chest, Skeletons and Incised Slab, of the Thirteenth Century, at Drayton, Norfolk.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. 1821. [unknown].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. Building Report.. Building Report.

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